Simple Function Generator
Using a simple TL084 (or others) Op-amp, you can create Square, Triangular and Sine waveforms
The function generator workings:
The circuit first produces a triangle wave (op-amp one) and then intergrates that into a square wave using a second op-amp. To produce a sine wave, we shape the original triangle wave into a smoothed top and bottom using a diode and capacitor around a mosfet transistor. The circuit operated nicely at the various frequency ranges 20hz - 20khz and produced extremely sharp square waves and triangle waves.
Circuit: Click to view
The sine wave that was produced was not very good but probably ok for testing equipment. Please note that this circuit uses a floating ground point to allow the op-amps to swing below a set 0 point and so that they do not require a negative voltage power supply.
The frequency range can easily be changed by altering the 3 capacitor values connected to the frequency change switch.
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